I just returned from Georgia, after spending a week getting to know my newest grandchild. He’s beautiful. He reminds me of his big sister, Skylee, when she was born. He has many of the same newborn quirks as Skylee did, which makes us all laugh. Parker definitely belongs to the Allen family. I think he knows it, too. He fits in perfect!
Parker Robert Allen, bears his Papa’s first name, as his middle name. So does his cousin, who was born only a few days before him, Seth Robert Paul. As you can imagine, Papa is quite honored, to say the least. I must say, that these two grandsons will always have someone to look up to, and emulate as they go forward throughout their lives. Someone who is worthy of emulation.
I can’t believe that after all of the anticipation for the births of these two latest grandsons, that we are now, on the other side. They are both here, and healthy. What a blessing! Moms are recovering and adjusting to their newest additions. Nana is finally home, and needing a vacation! LOL
The full responsibilities of motherhood, are for the young — I’m certain of that. Although, I know that many grandparents today, are actually fulfilling the role of parents to their grandchildren, for various reason. I salute you!
After my husband picked me up from the airport last night, I shared with him how grateful I am, that I have been able to help my daughters, after the birth of each of our grandchildren. It has been a privilege for me, as well as a beautiful blessing. I love watching each one of my daughters, as they truly fall in love with their children. Of course, I am right there with them, and perhaps that is why I see it so clearly. It is probably one of the most beautiful experiences that we as grandparents witness in our lives. Love is a powerful motivator, for what parents willingly endure and sacrifice in this life, for their children. It’s hard to imagine what we as parents would not do for our children. I know that I’ve said this before, but LDS GrandParenting - is a profound glimpse into eternal love.
And to think, that it is going to get better, and richer and deeper – than anything that we can imagine in this life!